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31 Ratings

The Case Is Closed


Directed by Mrinal Sen
India, 1982


A lower middle-class couple with one child discovers that the house boy they hired died of carbon monoxide poisoning at their home.

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The Case Is Closed Directed by Mrinal Sen

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  • Noli Manaig's rating of the film The Case Is Closed

    Can the subaltern speak? What is counterfactual here is speech. The fulcrum is a child devoid of voice, interpellated into passive servitude. Already spectral. The father: a glib hardseller, but reduced to guilt & grief, as if the commodity he sells is spurious. The quietism of their lot is deafening, a tacit admission of complicity, much to the relief of their bourgeois masters & the apparatuses of the state.

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